Tempers boil over Hegins Valley turbine project
During the meeting, Terry Wolfgang, an employee with the state Department of Environmental Protection Mine Safety division, asked the BP representatives if they are aware that Robert Rifkin, the landowner, has leased the same land to three or four different entities already - including a lease given for a timbering project, and mining previously done on the south end of the ridge included in the property.
April 18, 2010
by Rebecca Zemencik
in Republican Herald
HEGINS - Representatives from BP Wind Energy attended the Hegins Township supervisors meeting Monday to field the public's questions about the proposed wind farm.
According to Mike McCoy of BP, wind resource studies seem favorable, but before the project will begin, BP needs at least two years worth of data, which they have yet to collect.
McCoy said a number of studies have been completed with PJM, a company that studies regulations and controls the electric grid transmissions. McCoy said the company is prepared to move forward with the interconnection if the project gets to that point.
However, McCoy was met by several... [continue via Web link]